Suffering from burning mouth? Know the causes!

If you are suffering from burning mouth and tongue then you won't be able to eat food properly as it is painful and you can also experience loss of taste.

Updated: Sep 01, 2016, 23:31 PM IST
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New Delhi: If you are suffering from burning mouth and tongue then you won't be able to eat food properly as it is painful and you can also experience loss of taste. Burning mouth syndrome is caused by an underlying disease and there are certain reasons for this painful condition.

Here are some common causes of burning mouth syndrome:

Menopause

Middle-aged women who are going through or likely to experience menopause are more prone to burning mouth syndrome.

Depression

Burning mouth syndrome has been linked with psychological problems like depression, anxiety and stress.

Dentures

You are likely to suffer from this condition if you use dentures as it causes acute pain and discomfort in the mouth.

Endocrine disorders

This painful condition is caused if you suffer from endocrine diseases like diabetes and hypothyroidism.

Lack of Vitamin 

If your body lacks Vitamin B including folate, thiamin, vitamin B12 then you can suffer from burning mouth syndrome.